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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Murrell
MURRELL, Eric Sidney (d 1983)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Murrell, Eric Sidney, d 1983, author

Administrative / Biographical history

Studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, 1922-1930; submitted thesis for the degree of B Litt, Oxford University, 1930; died, 1983. Connection with King's College London not known. Publications: "Girart de Roussillon" and the "Tristan" Poems (Bales & Wilde, Chesterfield, 1926); as editor, The Death of Tristan, from Deuce MS 189 ([New York, 1928]); For your tomorrow: a cipher-sergeant's diary, 1941-1945, by 2075687, known in civilian life as Eric S Murrell (Dorchester Plush, c1999), concerning Burma campaign, World War Two.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by the author. Apparently received by King's College in 1978.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bound typescript thesis by E S Murrell, 1930, entitled 'The Tristan Legend in Medieval French Literature. A Historico-Bibliographical Survey', with manuscript annotations. The labelling of the thesis as a doctoral thesis is apparently in error.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English, French

Finding aids

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Existence and location of copies

The thesis predates the requirement that Oxford B Litt theses be deposited in the Bodleian Library, which consequently does not hold a copy. Lincoln College does not hold a copy.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); British Library OPAC; information from Rob Wilkes, Bodleian Library, Oxford, and Fiona Piddock, Librarian, Lincoln College, Oxford.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jan 2001

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  • Bibliographies
  • French
  • Historical periods
  • History
  • Indo-european languages
  • Medieval history
  • Romance languages
  • Secondary documents

Personal names

  • Murrell, Eric Sidney, d 1983, Author

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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